her


her
/herr/; unstressed /heuhr, euhr/, pron.
1. the objective case of she: We saw her this morning. Give this book to her.
2. the possessive case of she (used as an attributive adjective): Her coat is the one on the chair. I'm sorry about her leaving. Cf. hers.
3. the dative case of she: I gave her the book.
4. Informal. (used instead of the pronoun she in the predicate after the verb to be): It's her. It isn't her.
n.
5. Slang. a female: Is the new baby a her or a him?
[bef. 900; ME her(e), OE hire, gen. and dat. of heo she (fem. of he HE1)]
Usage. See he1, me.

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